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Thanksgiving Closures

The City of Parkersburg will observe Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 25 & Friday November 26, 2021. The City building will close at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday November 24, 2021 and will open for normal business at 8:00 am. on Monday November 29, 2021.
The Sanitation Department will not have pickup on Thanksgiving, Thursday November 25, 2021, and will one run day late.
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Holiday in the Park

The “Holiday in the Park” Holiday Drive-Through Lights Display at Parkersburg City Park will be held November 20 through December 30.

Donations to the Holiday in the Park organization are gladly accepted by volunteers each evening.  Thank you for your continued support of the organization and event.

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October 19, 2021

The City of Parkersburg will replace the culverts located at the intersection of 26th Street and Garfield Avenue. This work is scheduled to commence on 10/26/21 and should last approximately 2 weeks, weather permitting.

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Employment Opportunity – Probationary Firefighter

The Parkersburg Fire Department will begin taking applications for the position of probationary firefighter on Monday, September 27, 2021. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, November 3, 2021. Applications will be available at the Fire Chief’s office on the 1st floor of the Parkersburg City Building or they can be downloaded from the employment section. Applicants must be between 18 and 35 years of age at the time of application. A high school diploma or equivalent is necessary to set for the exam. The Civil Service Commission will administer the test on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in the Parkersburg High School Cafeteria. Please go to Employment | Parkersburg Fire Department (onlyminutesaway.com) for more information and the downloadable application.

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Employment Opportunity – Finance Support Clerk

POSITION AVAILABLE ANNOUNCEMENT

CITY OF PARKERSBURG

Finance Support Clerk

DEPARTMENT: Finance                                                                                           GRADE: H-7 Non-Exempt $13.55/hr

Reports directly to the Assistant Finance Director.

 

JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for general administrative support for the Finance department, clerical and continuity support to the Purchasing Division, and customer service support.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Coordinate with Finance personnel to locate and accumulate information requested through the Freedom of Information Act for review prior to submission to the City Attorney
  • Compose and facilitate correspondence on behalf of various Finance Department personnel as required
  • Prepare requisitions for departmental resources and supplies
  • Ensure proper line item coding of requisitions and approvals by responsible City personnel, and issue purchase orders and blanket purchase orders to department heads and/or vendors
  • Match received invoices to outstanding purchase orders and facilitate the approval process prior to payment
  • Ensure receipt of new vendor documentation and facilitate the new vendor approval process
  • Update IRS W-9 forms for existing vendors on a revolving basis
  • Manage the travel application process including assisting City-wide staff in proper completion of forms with documentation
  • Assist the Purchasing Manager in the organization of the sealed bid processes as per City Ordinances
  • Maintain various departmental filing systems including Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, B&O and User Fee, etc.
  • Provide customer service support for the A/R Analyst positions, specifically the following:
    1. Review returned mail notifications and research and update forwarding addresses to maintain accurate and reliable records
    2. Greet customers and receive and post payments on account at the window or by phone
    3. Sort mailed payments, reconcile remittances, and prepare payments for posting on account
    4. Prepare check payments for remote deposit capture on a daily basis
    5. Perform end-of-day cash drawer balancing to payment registers and resolve any discrepancies noted
    6. Notify supervisor of payment and posting discrepancies and assist in determining the proper resolution to issues
    7. All other duties associated with backing up the front-window positions
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma or GED supplemented by formal and continuing education in the field of office administration or related area; or an equivalency of two years training and experience.

Above average computer skills (Microsoft Office – Word & Excel).  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.  Excellent organizational skills. Must be able to interact professionally with the public and other employees.

 

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Employment Opportunity – School Crossing Guard

School Crossing Guard

GENERAL DUTIES:

Monitor cross walks / street intersections to ensure safe crossing by school children.

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OTHER INFORMATION:

Pay Rate – $9.64/hour

Shifts are 1½ hours in the morning and/or 1½ hours in the afternoon.  Hours are set based on the school assigned to.

These are part-time positions.  There are no benefits associated with these positions.

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Employment Opportunity – IT Technician

POSITION AVAILABLE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

CITY OF PARKERSBURG

 

IT Technician

DEPARTMENT: Finance             DIVISION: Information Technology           GRADE: H-12 Non-Exempt $17.55/hr

Reports directly to the Finance Director.

The City of Parkersburg will be interviewing for the position of IT Technician. A successful candidate will have the opportunity to support the City’s IT infrastructure which includes networking, system administration and end-user support. This position is a critical component of the City’s ability to operate efficiently and is responsible for minimizing end-user downtime and maximizing the opportunity for end-user productivity.

 

JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for general computer and network hardware and software maintenance, as well as other IT related infrastructure at the direction of the Information Technology Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Serve as primary contact for City-wide IT hardware support including PC and peripheral device issues and end-user training of various software applications.
  • Maintain a comprehensive inventory of all IT infrastructure equipment including PC’s, laptops, printers/scanners/copiers, server equipment, and other IT peripheral equipment.
  • Manage workload via a helpdesk/ticketing system to ensure that all tasks are tracked to completion.
  • Install computer hardware including RAM and hard drive upgrades, peripheral devices, printers, monitors, and general workstation setup.
  • Diagnose and repair computer hardware issues including server, PC, and peripheral devices.
  • Perform regular maintenance including operating system clean-up, file system backup, and other routine procedures.
  • Maintain network wiring including installation, termination, and testing.
  • Install and configure software packages and update patches as necessary.
  • Train end-users on general computer operations, software programs, and proper usage of network attached devices.
  • Monitor the necessity to replace obsolete hardware per the City’s long-term IT infrastructure plan.
  • Obtain specifications for the new hardware as necessary per the City’s IT infrastructure standards on the departmental and City-wide level.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Associate’s degree in an information technology related field with two years of experience, OR two (2) years’ combination of education, experience and training.

Above average experience with Windows domain environment; wide variety of equipment including desktops, laptops, scanners, printers, etc.; Windows operating systems, server operating systems; virtual environments; Microsoft Office suite.  Prefer experience working with helpdesk/ticketing software; camera systems (digital cameras, media cards, surveillance, etc.); setting up various cellular devices with email, wireless settings, etc.

Must be able to terminate network and other cables as needed and to use related tools (drills, diagnostic equipment, screw drivers, etc.) Must be able to lift up to 50lbs.

Must have a valid driver’s license.

THE CITY OF PARKERSBURG IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, MILITARY VETERAN STATUS, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES.

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Floodwall Maintenance

The City Of Parkersburg will be closing the Floodwall opening at Point Park on August 16 from 7:00 am – 1:00 pm for routine installation and inspection. No access will be permitted during this time.

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